Microcosm In Lord Of The Flies

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Golding creates the island the boys are stuck on as a microcosm of the world at that time. He also puts puts reminders of the real world inside the boy’s microcosm of an island. The characters prominently resemble the countries of that time and their beliefs. Ralph is seen to be the leader of a democratic society. He lets the Littluns vote on who should be the leader and follows the rule of the conch. On the other hand, Jack is the opposite. He first obeys to the rule of Ralph but then represents anarchy. Jack becomes power hungry and aggressive, shouting out of turn and hitting people when he does not have his way. This links to the actual governments of that time where the war was comprised of a democratic government and a dictated, aggressive

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